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Git Essentials - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Master Git fundamentals
  • Be able to "visualize," even with the help of a valid GUI tool
  • Write principal commands in a shell
  • Figure out the right strategy to run change your daily work with few or no annoyances
  • Explore the tools used to migrate to Git from the Subversion versioning system without losing your development history
  • Plan new projects and repositories with ease, using online services, or local network resources
About

Since its inception, Git has attracted skilled developers due to its robust, powerful, and reliable features. Its incredibly fast branching ability transformed a piece of code from a niche tool for Linux Kernel developers into a mainstream distributed versioning system. Like most powerful tools, Git can be hard to approach since it has a lot of commands, subcommands, and options that easily confuse newcomers.

The 2nd edition of this very successful book will help you overcome this fear and become adept in all the basic tasks in Git. Building upon the success of the first book, we start with a brief step-by-step installation guide; after this, you'll delve into the essentials of Git. For those of you who have bought the first edition, this time we go into internals in far greater depth, talking less about theory and using much more practical examples.

The book serves as a primer for topics to follow, such as branching and merging, creating and managing a GitHub personal repository, and fork and pull requests. You’ll then learn the art of cherry-picking, taking only the commits you want, followed by Git blame. Finally, we'll see how to interoperate with a Subversion server, covering the concepts and commands needed to convert an SVN repository into a Git repository.

To conclude, this is a collection of resources, links, and appendices to satisfy even the most curious.

Features
  • Master all the basic concepts of Git to protect your code and make it easier to evolve
  • Use Git proficiently, and learn how to resolve day-by-day challenges easily
  • This step-by-step guide is packed with examples to help you learn and work with Git’s internals
Page Count 238
Course Length 7 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781787120723
Date Of Publication 8 Nov 2017

Authors

Ferdinando Santacroce

Ferdinando Santacroce is a developer, author, and trainer who loves learning new things. As a software developer, Ferdinando has mainly worked on the .NET platform using C#, bridging the gap between old-style systems and new technologies. Over the span of his career, he has allowed some COBOL applications to talk to remote services, databases, and electronic devices such as cash handlers, scanners, and electronic shelf labels.

At the moment, he is committed to helping the largest energy player in Italy to face new challenges in the market by developing Java and JavaScript-based applications.

Other than this, he's focusing on continuous improvement and agile movement, which he follows with great care, in conjunction with XP foundations and lean manufacturing. He's one of the organizers of Italian Agile Days, the most famous and appreciated conference in the Italian Agile panorama.

Ferdinando loves to share ideas with other professionals and to speak at public conferences; every time he has, he has learned something new.

He enjoys writing as well. After a hiatus of a few years, he has started blogging again about his work and passions, which, according to him, are more or less the same thing.

Most of what he has learned over the years has been with the help of his friends and colleagues. Other than working within the same team or on the same code base, they have encouraged him to read books and attend inspiring conferences, such as XP Days, Italian Agile Days, and others that have helped his growth.